After a debut fight on January 2011, Taiki Minamoto (age 29) has now built a record of 9 wins, 4 losses, 0 draws over a 13 fight career so far. He started his best winning streak on January 2011 however, this came to an end on August 2011. In this period he won a total of 4 fights.
Minamoto didn't take long to get comfortable in the pro game, becoming the first person to stop Masakatsu Hashimoto (a 0 fight pro) via KO in the 1st round. Following his debut, Minamoto had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 7 fights including 5 times in 2011 and 2 times in 2012 against fighters such as Yukichi Hara, Taichiro Arizuka and Ryuta Wakamatsu.
Taking the first knock of his career, Minamoto fought Yuki Iwasaki on September 28th, 2011 and was defeated by Iwasaki. Yuki Iwasaki became the first person to stop Minamoto. The win came via KO in the 1st round of a 4 round bout. Minamoto then went on to win a further 3 fights taking his record to 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws.
Akihiko Katagiri was next in line for Minamoto where unfortunately, he was defeated on February 27th, 2013 taking his record to 7-2-0. Minamoto was beaten by Akihiko Katagiri in the 5th round. Minamoto had only ever been stopped 2 times previously in his career. Fights against boxers Eita Kikuchi followed taking his record to 8-3-0
Minamoto kept his losses at 3 by beating Seizo Kono on April 9th, 2014. The 8 round fight ended in the 6th round via TKO crowning Minamoto as only the 2nd to stop Kono.
Minamoto's next defeat of his career came against Yukinori Hisanaga on August 11th, 2014. Opponent Hisanaga fought well and proved he was technically superior to Minamoto over the full 8 round fight. The fight came to a close after the final bell, Hisanaga the victor on the judges decision (UD), with Minamoto left wondering where his career will go next.